Our Beers

Year-Round & Seasonals

Like the person you always see at the bar, you can count on these to be always be around. Unlike the person you always see at the bar, there's nothing "regular" about them.

  • The Whale 🏆
  • That IPA 🏆
  • Let’s Go Pils
  • Frank
  • Bang A ‘Uey
  • Interrobang 🏆
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The Whale 🏆

Brown Ale

5.9% ABV

The Whale is an unmistakable brown ale⏤smooth, surprisingly drinkable and packed with flavor. We layer distinctive English malts with a touch of hops to create flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate and toasted grains. 🏆 The Whale was awarded the 2017 TAP NY Governors' Cup™ for being the best craft beer in New York State!

Tasting Notes

Malt forward beer with layers of roasty and toast. This beer leads with a roasty and toasty malt profile, with notes of chocolate and coffee in a drinkable medium body.

Beer Stats

Hops: Northern Brewer
Malts: Fawcett Brown, Fawcett Chocolate, Fawcett Pale Chocolate, Vienna

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That IPA 🏆

Session IPA

4.9% ABV

Light & extremely drinkable: We start with a malt background designed to enhance the hop character, then layer Mosaic and Simcoe hops resulting in a bright, expressive beer. 🏆 That IPA won the Bronze Medal for Session IPAs at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival! 🥉

Tasting Notes

A hopbursting fruit and citrus forward hop profile melds with a light and drinkable malt bill providing an IPA experience you will want again and again.

Beer Stats

Bronze Medal Winner: GABF 2019 - Session IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Zythos
Malts: Canadian Two Row, Honey Malt, Superior Pale

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Let’s Go Pils

American Pilsner

4.2% ABV

A very dry, crisp, brilliantly clear lager brewed in the German tradition with an American twist; a light dry hop addition of Hallertau Blanc hops produce a delicate aroma of melon and grape. #LetsGoPils!

Beer Stats

Fermentation: Lager yeast, three varieties of hops, pilsner malt, flaked corn and rice
Color: Straw yellow
Nose: Grain, bready
Bitterness: Low
Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation
Body: Smooth, medium-light body

Pair It With

Chicken wings, pizza, itself

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Frank

American Pale Ale

4.6% ABV

Like a dependable friend, Frank is here for you. A mellow malt base underlays piney and citrusy hop flavors, combining in a crisp American pale ale. Approachable, friendly, reliable⏤you can trust Frank, because everyone does.

Tasting Notes

Frank has a light, crisp, and drinkable malt profile. The hops contribute pine, grass, and citrus making a refreshing, highly drinkable pale ale.

Beer Stats

Hops: Zeus, Centennial, Zythos
Malts: Niagara Pilsner Malt, Château Cara Blond, Abbey Malt, Best Pils

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Bang A ‘Uey

New England IPA

8.4% ABV

Bang A ‘Uey is brewed with Mosaic and Hallertau Blanc hops with heaps of oats. Bright aromas of papaya, passion fruit and subtle notes of grape meld into a blanket of soft fruit flavors.

Tasting Notes

A bright aroma of papaya, passion fruit and subtle notes of grape. The full, smooth mouthfeel wraps your tongue in a blanket of soft fruit flavors with a finish reminiscent of resinous pine.

Pair It With

Lobster rolls, probably.

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Interrobang 🏆

IPA - American

7.2% ABV

Interrobang is an IPA with Mosaic and Amarillo hops. Bright citrus, dank pine, juicy peach come together with a mild bitterness complimented by a well rounded malt profile. 🏆 Interrobang was awarded the Gold Medal for American IPAs at the 2018 TAP NY Beer Competition!🏅

Tasting Notes

A well rounded IPA with Mosaic and Amarillo hops. Aromas and flavors of bright citrus, dank pine, juicy peach come together in a mildly bitterness complimented by a well rounded malt profile.

Beer Stats

Hops: Mosaic, Amarillo, Columbus
Malts: CMC Premium Two Row, CMC Superior Pale

Garage Series

Community Beer Works' Garage Series harkens back to the roots of CBW by brewing small-batch, delicious and innovative beer. We dubbed it the "Garage Series" because that's where we started; a small garage on the West Side of Buffalo, full of spirit, passion and character. Cheers!

  • Beer on Purpose
  • Let’s Go Pils with Cranberries
  • Ring Modulator
  • Black is Beautiful
  • Good Neighbor
  • Choco Taco Whale
  • Choco-Cherry Whale
  • Fat Rips
  • Mocha, The Whale
  • Powerful Pils
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Beer on Purpose

Italian Style Pilsner

4.8% ABV

An Italian-style pilsner featuring a light, crackery malt base, low bitterness, and is dry-hopped with an abundance of European hops to give it a bright, fresh aroma. Cin cin! Limited release – Only available from our brewery!

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Let’s Go Pils with Cranberries

Fruited American Pilsner

4.2% ABV

A very dry, crisp American light lager brewed with a seasonal twist! The addition of fresh cranberries introduces a light and tart fruitiness that makes for an unforgettable pilsner; at home both on the dinner table and at your tailgate!

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Ring Modulator

German-Style Doppelbock

8.3% ABV

Ring modulation can produce a huge variety of complex sounds from simple audio sources. In a similar sense, we make this doppelbock with just a few German malts and hops to produce an incredibly rich and warming beer, full of bready, toffee, and caramel notes with a touch of sweetness. Enjoy!

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Black is Beautiful

Imperial Stout

9.5% ABV

Our version of Black is Beautiful balances alcohol notes, roasted bitterness and delicious dark chocolate flavors in a velvety, warming, smooth beer. Proceeds from the sales of Black is Beautiful will be donated to The Michael Jackson Foundation (themjf.org), a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades. The MJF was started in 2020 by Garrett Oliver, long-time brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery.

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Good Neighbor

American IPA

6.7% ABV

A wonderfully juicy and hazy IPA brewed in the spirit of our great city. Prominent notes of tropical citrus and pineapple atop a soft malt base make for an easy drinking, certifiably shareable delight.

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Choco Taco Whale

Brown Ale

5.9% ABV

This version of The Whale is a nod to one of our favorite frozen treats! Made with real sugar cones, vanilla bean, chocolate and peanuts; a delicious dessert wrapped in a can! Contains: peanuts

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Choco-Cherry Whale

Brown Ale

5.9% ABV

This special version of our award-winning brown ale features the addition of dark and sweet chocolate plus cherries to bring out dessert like qualities in this rich and decadent ale.

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Fat Rips

Double IPA

8.0%

Fat Rips is a Mosaic and Simcoe dominant hybrid originating in Buffalo, NY. This fast-acting brew delivers energizing, dreamy and euphoric feelings that will make Fat Rips a legendary, heady choice. Two fat rips of this beer will offer a balanced full-body relaxation effect with gentle time-bending cerebral invigoration.

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Mocha, The Whale

American Brown Ale w/ Vanilla, Chocolate & Coffee

5.9%

This special iteration of The Whale features the addition of vanilla, chocolate and an espresso cold brew from Tipico Coffee to enhance an already rich and wonderful beer. Coffee beer and mocha lovers rejoice!

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Powerful Pils

Imperial Pilsner

7.4% ABV

Powerful Pils is built on a simple yet sturdy malt profile with a subtle bitterness and fresh noble hop aromas. The result is a clear and pure pilsner beer brewed in collaboration with our friends from Gun Hill Brewing Company in the Bronx, N.Y.

Sours

Tart, refreshing and oh so good. We've brewed dozens of individual sour ales since opening in 2012 and continue to do so to this day. Look for select varieties in cans through the coming seasons. Cheers!

  • House Party
  • SIMPLE
  • Gose With – Yuzu Fruit
  • Gose With – Cran & Orange
  • Gose With – Strawberry & Lemon
  • Gose With – Key Lime Pie Sour Ale
  • Gose With – Mixed Berry
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House Party

Fruited Sour Ale

6.3% ABV

This effervescent kettle sour is “inspired by fruit.” With five of your favorite citrus flavors blended together, this beer is bursting with orange, tangerine, lime, lemon, and grapefruit with a delightfully tart balance.

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SIMPLE

Double Dry-Hopped Sour Ale

6.3% ABV

Simple is a double dry-hopped, low IBU sour ale with a clean, lemon-like acidity; perfectly paired with Azacca and Cashmere hops which showcase tropical fruit, cirtus and ripe mango flavors and aromas.

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Gose With – Yuzu Fruit

Fruited Sour Ale

6.5% ABV

Brewed with Japanese yuzu fruit, coriander, sea salt, and lactose, this fruited gose is refreshingly tart with an abundance of citrus zest. No matter the time, this beer “gose with” just about anything.

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Gose With – Cran & Orange

Fruited Gose

6.5% ABV

Brewed with organic cranberries, orange peel and lactose, this German-style sour ale is a showcase of delightfully tart fruit flavors and citrus aromas. It gose with almost anything!

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Gose With – Strawberry & Lemon

Fruited Sour Ale

6.5% ABV

Brewed with organic strawberry, lemon and lactose, this sour ale is wonderfully zesty, tart and refreshing. no matter the time, this beer “Gose With” just about anything!

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Gose With – Key Lime Pie Sour Ale

Fruited Gose

6.5% ABV

Brewed with key lime, vanilla and lactose, this traditional German-style sour ale is citrusy, tart and almost not really but kind of like drinking a liquid key ime pie. No matter the time, this beer "gose with" anything.

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Gose With – Mixed Berry

Fruited Gose

6.5% ABV

Brewed with organic raspberry, blackberry, sweet cherry and lactose, this traditional German-style sour ale is delightfully juicy, tart and refreshing! No matter the time, this beer "gose with" just about anything.

Imperials

These beers are available at different times throughout the year based on seasonality.

  • Black is Beautiful
  • Fruited Bruted
  • Pantomime Horse
  • The Snow🏆
  • Heatrays
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Black is Beautiful

Imperial Stout

9.5% ABV

Our version of Black is Beautiful balances alcohol notes, roasted bitterness and delicious dark chocolate flavors in a velvety, warming, smooth beer. Proceeds from the sales of Black is Beautiful will be donated to The Michael Jackson Foundation (themjf.org), a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color within the brewing and distilling trades. The MJF was started in 2020 by Garrett Oliver, long-time brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery.

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Fruited Bruted

Fruited Triple Brut IPA

12% ABV

A big, clean IPA featuring a bright citrus-forward dry-hop with fresh lemon zest and raspberry. Warming fruity alcohol with a touch of acidity from the fruit carry this to a bone dry finish. Fruited. Bruted.

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Pantomime Horse

Adambeir

9.7% ABV

Availability: Once Yearly - February
A once extinct style of beer that was thought to have been made as a gift for a royal German wedding, we have based our interpretation on the 16th century notes of the brewer. Given that no one living has ever tasted a truly historic example, P.Hose mimics the notes as closely as possible, though we leave the unintentional souring out. 2018 World Beer Cup Bronze medal winner for Historical Beer Style

Tasting Notes

Beginning with a touch of smoke, redolent of rich and sweet malts followed by a stiff bitterness of both the malts and the traditional German hops, the high gravity of this beer gives a mellow finish.

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The Snow🏆

Imperial Stout

9.2% ABV

Our imperial stout balances alcohol notes, roasted bitterness and dark chocolate flavors in a warming, smooth beer perfect for a cold night by the fire. Let it warm in your glass to experience all this beer has to offer.

Tasting Notes

Loaded with deeply roasted malts for dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, and balanced out by a moderate hop and malt bitterness.

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Heatrays

Barleywine

10.1% ABV

Our barleywine yields layers of English malts including Maris Otter Crystal 40 and Dark Crystal. Dry and fortified with fruity esters and a slight hop presence, this beer is a perfect compliment to short days and long nights.

Tasting Notes

Forenotes of Caramel, candied sugar, toasted marshmallow, and ripe prunes and plumes with hop characters of spice and a touch of earthiness ending in a warming finish.

Beer Stats

Hops: Columbus, Eldorado, Simcoe, Citra
Malts: Marris Otter, Carablond, CMC Two Row

Singularity Series

A Running Series of Single Hop IPA’s

The same grain bill is used in every iteration so you can fully enjoy the complexities and flavor notes of each individual hop. Singularity is a great way to enjoy a beer while learning the intricacies of a single hop varietal.

The malt base that is the same in every batch, biscuity, light bodied, and meant to showcase the characteristics of the specific hop profile and though hop characteristics will vary with each batch, they are utilized in a manner that will give each beer roughly the same IBUs but that’s where the hop similarities stop.

In our most recent installment, Singularity features the Chinook hop. A distinct hop that’s often used for IPAs, Chinook has medium intensity spice and pine characteristics, with subtle notes of grapefruit.

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